Christian Innovation Grants

 

 

 

 

Together, we have 20 Christian Innovation Grants of £2,000 on offer for new community projects led by local churches and Christians. Each £2,000 grant will provide essential seed funding to enable the 20 best ideas to come to life and grow, creating new ways for churches to engage with their local community.

We are looking to support projects that offer better solutions to local problems; that make a positive difference to the most vulnerable; and express the love of Jesus beyond the church and out into the community.

Put simply, we are looking for new ways of harnessing church resources and passion for the benefit of the wider community. So, if your church is running a great social action project then, take a look at the Christian Innovation Grants.

As a recent Apple adverts says,

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do,”

or as Jesus says,

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” Mark 10:27.

 

 

 

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Funding News

Jewson’s ‘Building Better Communities’ funding is back for 2017
The building firm are offering regional project prizes of £500 to £10,000 and the top regional project will receive £50,000. You can nominate any community building that is making a difference in your community and needs building support eg: a new roof or other renovation works. You can also nominate your Trade Hero who could win £50,000 to help them complete a community project.

To find out more, or to nominate, see https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk/how-it-works/

 

Cinnamon Network Project Lab 2017
Project Lab 2017 is looking for church-based social action projects with a youth focus.
Specifically they are looking for social action projects that: – could be adopted and run by an average sized church – are simple and replicable – are bold and want to grow – have a track record in their local community – are well led and want to inspire other churches – have a vision to grow nationally – have some resources to continue their current work – respond to social needs in the community.
Applications are welcome from a local church or a group of churches working in partnership. Your application will be entered into a competition – the lucky winners will receive financial support for their projects.
http://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/project-lab-application/

You can read about the 2016 competition here http://www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk/cinnamon-project-lab-2016/

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The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

Church Buildings are eligible, however they must be able to prove that the building is being adapted for new uses.  If your project is encouraging a range of uses this may be worth looking at.

 

For further information click here.

There is a northern support officer please contact me if you would like their contact details. jayne@ctfc.org.uk

2017 Deadlines

10th May 2017 for 21st June Council meeting
16th August 2017 for 27th September Council meeting
1st November 2017 for 13th December Council meeting

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Funding Information

Closing dates for the following National Churches Trust grants are 10th May 2017 and 6th September 2017.

Maintenance Grants  £1,000 and £2,500 for small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings.

Project Development Grants awards up to £10,000 to support churches to become more sustainable.

 

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Funding Information

ChurchCare have grants available for the following:

Books and manuscripts

Church plate

Churchyard Structures

Metalwork

Monuments

Textiles

Timberwork

Closing date for applications is 22nd May 2017 for further information visit the ChurchCare website

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St Pauls, Witherslack, Cumbria

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Lime workshop with CAfS Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Free lime workshop

Learn about using lime as a render and for insulation with Lee Richards, from L. J. Richards Plastering. 28th April 6:30pm, Alston Town Hall. Booking is essential. Organised by CAfS for Alston Moor Townscape Heritage Scheme. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Contact CAfS 
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Funding

Church applications

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Burial Ground Management System

The Churches Trust for Cumbria, Carlisle Diocese and Atlantic Geomatics are working closely to develop a system to help manage your churchyard and maintain your burial records.  It provides a detailed and accurate on-screen churchyard map showing the location of each grave and memorial, the footprint of the church building and details such as trees, other flora and fauna, paths, buildings, benches and signs.

We would like the diocese to be the first in the country to have all its churchyards mapped.

If you want further information please contact Atlantic Geomatics on 01768 83310 or email bgms@atlanticgeomatics.co.uk

 

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New website

Welcome to the Churches Trust for Cumbria’s new website.
Over the next few months we shall be adding more information.
If you have any news you would like to share please contact us info@ctfc.org.uk

Reminder – National Churches Trust 2017 grant deadlines

The next deadlines for applications to the 2017 repair, community and project development grant programmes are: 27 February 2017 and 3 July 2017.

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